FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this career counseling or career coaching?
Career Zen consultations are 5x faster than traditional career counseling or coaching! The pricing reflects the accelerated nature of my work.
My doctorate is in counseling psychology and I have extensive training in yoga. Over the years I have been able to integrate more Eastern spiritual philosophies into my work, making these short-term consultations much more focused on education and inspiration. To me, information is power and from there you can make bold, authentic choices for yourself. I have developed a unique approach to career guidance that usually only requires one or two meetings to help you reach your goals. After helping over 12,000 people with their careers over the past 15 years, my zen radar is pretty finely honed!
The clients who get the most out of working with Career Zen tend to be tired of feeling unfulfilled and confused, are educated and ‘successful’ by the standard definition but know that something is missing, have tried on their own to figure this out but still feel lost, are motivated to finally get their career questions answered, and/or have experience with yoga and meditation. These are by no means requirements for working with Career Zen— just a snapshot of my clientele.
If you have major life concerns that are impeding your overall fulfillment, please address these first with a counselor. It’s hard to make important career decisions when other areas of your life are weighing you down. If you feel intensely stalled and could use a 3-6 month package to keep you accountable with action plans, then career coaching would be a good option for you. I'm happy to offer recommendations for both counselors and coaches.
What does your process look like?
In just 1 or 2 consultations, my goal is to get you to the next level of success as quickly as possible. Clients learn about the core of who they are, efficient strategies to implement, and are excited about their future!
Here are some examples of how I tailor my work with clients:
~ Beginning a session with guided meditation or gentle yoga for relaxing the mind and body
~ Hands-on activities like the Career Card Sort and Points of You coaching cards
~ Trusted career assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and Clifton StrengthsFinder
~ Incorporating angel cards and aromatherapy for additional support and guidance
~ Sharing techniques from The 10 Day Career Cleanse and personalizing a program for your lifestyle
~ Offering next steps, resources, connections, and check-in calls to stay on track
My situation is pretty unique. How can I be sure you can help me?
Every one is different and I’d love to hear more about your situation. Over the years, I’ve been able to assist many types of people in different career situations. From 16 year olds trying to decide on college majors, to 30 year olds finding fulfilling work, from 60 year olds retiring from their first career, to 80 year olds needing their resume revamped! Sometimes Career Zen is a perfect fit and sometimes it’s not— I don’t take it personally. It’s important to me that you find the guidance right for you and I’m happy to recommend other colleagues to better meet your goals. Request a free 20-min phone consultation to learn more about my approach and see if it would be beneficial for your situation.
Money is tight right now. Are your classes REALLY donation based?
Yes! Information is power and I never want finances to get in the way of people gaining career insight and direction. These group classes are really informative, dynamic, and supportive. We have a great time learning together and helping each other out. It feels good knowing you’re not the only one who has career confusion :) Pay whatever amount you want to donate. Each month’s collection then goes onto the next class’ tuition. You are truly paying it forward and helping your community enhance their career zen. Thank you for being part of this cycle of giving and receiving! Career Clarity Classes are offered monthly and Job Search Classes offered every other month.
Did you always know this is what you wanted to do? How did you figure out your career, Lynn?
If you had told younger Lynn that one day she’d be a small business owner offering East Meets West career consultations, I would have said, “No way! That sounds totally boring and yoga is weird.” Life has a funny way of showing us who we really are :) Take a look at my story and the testimonials of some clients. This is the basis of Career Zen, where peace and joy are always within you. Namaste!
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